We would like to introduce you to Josephine Sacayle. Josephine is Operations Manager of AIM Manila.
Can you briefly introduce yourself?
I am Josephine Sacayle, 27 years old and currently the Operations Manager of AIM Manila. I started as an Operations Assistant and was promoted in May 2017.
What do you like most about your job at AIM Manila?
Helping or being part of the recovery of sick seafarers is what I like most about my job. The “Thank you” we receive in the beginning during the airport pick-ups and check-ups of the crew is very rewarding. Then, seeing how grateful and happy they are when they are declared fit again is very heartwarming. We consider the Fit-to-Work certificates of the crew members as our trophies at AIM Manila.
Can you describe a working day?
I can describe a working day at AIM in one word: PRODUCTIVE. I usually start my day answering emails and updating our records. The rest of the day is addressing concerns or give assistance to our clients, sick crew members or doctors. The day ends in a very productive way, because I know, somehow, we lend assistance to someone.
What did you do prior to AIM Manila (education, work)
I took Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Human Resource Development Management at Polytechnic University of the Philippines (2008-2013).
In terms of work experience, I had my first job at a manning agency in Makati (Euro-Asiatic Shipping, Inc) as a Documentation Assistant and eventually became a Crewing Officer in the year 2015.
What do you do in your spare time?
I usually browse the internet to read various articles about current events in the Philippines or watch videos about fitness, make-ups and travel blogs. I also find time to read a book, at least an hour before I go to sleep.